Reese Witherspoon Reveals Her Dolly Parton Dreams While Driving With Kacey Musgraves: Exclusive Video

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Reese Witherspoon & Kacey Musgraves

The two stars chatted about country music on the latest episode of 'Shine On with Reese.'

Reese Witherspoon is highlighting some of entertainment's most prominent female trailblazers with her new series Shine On with Reese on DIRECTV, and the next episode will feature boundary-pushing country singer Kacey Musgraves. But amid chatting about Kacey's career and her latest album Golden Hour, Reese couldn't help admitting that she once had dreams to sing too.

"When I was little I wanted to be a country music singer," Witherspoon shares with a laugh. "I wanted to be Dolly [Parton]. I would go to acting class and singing lessons and I worked so hard at it and then one time I was 13 years old and I went to this acting/singing camp. I got up and I started singing something and they were like 'Your singing is awful. Go straight to the monologue.' I always won the monologue competition and always lose the singing competition."

Kacey and Reese spent the day driving around Nashville for Episode 8 of the actress' new female-driven series, which premiered on July 17 on DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and U-Verse (made possible by AT&T and Witherspoon's media company Hello Sunshine). Musgraves' episode will be available on Aug. 21, but Billboard has a sneak peek of the girl talk she shared with Witherspoon during their day together.

In another clip, Kacey reveals that her CMA song of the year-winning hit "Follow Your Arrow" was almost a song she gave away to Katy Perry, and she didn't care that its "be yourself" message was unconventional in the country landscape. "[My label was] like 'People are going to hate it. You're going to go down in flames in the country world.' And I was like, 'Look, I'm fine with that. This is something I want to say, and there's all kinds of country people out there,' you know?"

Coincidentally, Dolly Parton was a prior guest on Shine On with Reese, sharing some Dollyisms -- one of which Kacey also shared in her episode: "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with a little bit of rain."

Head to DIRECTV Now, channel 1112 on DIRECTV or 1530 on U-Verse to watch every Shine On with Reese episode. Musgraves' appearance will be available on Aug. 21, but check out exclusive clips on Billboard below.



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